Thursday, 21 October 2021

Mother’s fear for son with meningitis

A WOMAN has spoken of the “awful” week her baby son was diagnosed with meningitis.

Joanna Thornton feared the worst when Otto was rushed to hospital when he was just four days old and then contracted bronchiolitis.

However, the tiny boy fought back and is now a healthy two-year-old who has suffered no side effects.

Mrs Thornton, 35, from Southend, near Henley, has spoken out to promote Meningitis Awareness Week, which starts on Monday.

In May 2012, she was at home with husband Ben, 36, when she noticed that Otto seemed unwell. She recalled: “He became very difficult to feed, he was lethargic and he had a temperature.

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